I really have no idea what’s going on in Paris since I left but I had never ever seen black so widely spread! Maybe It wasn’t a misfortune as I could apprehend at one stage for I miss certain stores/shops/museums but since I’m “blackophobic” to the extreme!
Is there something in the water in Paris that makes the women so chic? There are chic women in other cities, of course, but they’re not quite so ubiquitous.
My only critique is that I wish the girl on the left in the first picture would do something else with her hair. Her hair is so heavy that paired with such a light (weight-wise) outfit, it kind of throws off her proportions. And she looks like she’s trying to hide behind her hair and she doesn’t need to — like her sister, she’s gorgeous.
The second photo is reminiscent of Martin Munkasci’s, Boys running into the surf at Lake Tanganyka. The clothes are negative space; utterly flat and geometric; cutouts from the landscape. It’s a powerful effect.
How lovely! Both pictures absolutely charming, they’ve raised my spirits. The 1st two look like 21st century pre-raphaelites (and I hope no one thoughtlessly suggests they straighten their hair this time) and the 2nd two look like 21st century heroines from Victorian novels.
The best part is, you just KNOW these girls swap clothes and accessories all the time. Sister = instant double wardrobe!
For the girl on the left in the first pic, I love the shoes with that amazing lacy dress (although I’m curious what people have to say about the length). I’m not sure what the weather was and exactly how practical this outfit is, but . . . perhaps her long pretty hair can keep her warm. :) Her sister is also really rocking that vest.
As for the sisters in the bottom picture, I love how the girl on the left just seems to radiate bubbly light, while the one on the right has a very demure, subtle-but-undeniable presence.
Above pic: I wonder if they know they ebb and flow with each other. One’s hair’s loose and the other’s tied back. One’s legs covered and the other’s isn’t. One wear’s jewelry and the other doesn’t. Very complimentary.
Aaaaah, the infamous model twins and their curly hair!!! I love them both, classic beauties, they came straight off a painting. The second sibling couple is just awesome. Fantastic! To have a sister is the most unique and wonderful thing in the world. Once lost, you’ll never be complete again.
I’m struck by the two girls on top, not so much with their clothes as their hair. They appear to be twins. If so, the different hairstyles do very different things for their faces. While I love the hair on the left as hair, I feel it rather overpowers her face. (I have the same kind of hair, and have never worn it successfully long because it overpowers MY face.)
the first shot: most amazing style.. love the way the right twin's jacket & her hair seem so awesome together.. this is the first time i like a jacket like that! the left twin is gorgeous in everyway.. what legs
the second shot: great girls.. lots of attitude.. nice silhouttes.. just one thing.. black is too safe an option.. but great anywyays
Study in classics – The first one is oh so pre-raphaelite, the second turn of the century with a twist, oh, I do love those!!! And the “couple” thing is a great idea!!! Last pic I liked this much was the vue de dos des roman sisters. (I must say, though, that these pics have a more garance-y feel to them tnan what you do ordinarily…)
Can we just clear something up, if you’ve ever spent any decent time in France, and not just in Paris, you’ll know for a fact that it is a myth that french women have some inane gift of style. Even in Paris, the common or garden lady on the street is not, on the whole, so stylish as to grace the pages of this wonderful website. Yes, like any city, there are a few who ooze style and originality and who would look great in a plastic bag but on the whole in paris there is just a lot of black with the ocassional flourish of pillar box red plus, lets not forget the baba cool trend, prevalent amongst the french youth, which is possibly as far from high fashion as you could get.
The girl on the left in the first picture looks like she forgot an essential piece of clothing, like opaque black tights–better yet, colored or even white tights or leggings. It’s such a beautiful lace top, especially with her pre-Raphaelite looks. The girl in the bottom picture on the right looks Amish-chic–not necessarily a bad thing but a less severe hair style would balance the look.
The gold tights complement her hair perfectly. She made the right choice. Also, I love the way the girl on right placed her hands, so natural. For the photo on the bottom, I love both hairstyles, and the way that they are both walking uniformly just makes the photo stand out even more. Great photos sart!
I disagree with the anonymous who wrote that French women are not especially stylish. I think they are definitely the most stylish women on earth. Of course, not everyone is fit to decorate the pages of Vogue or the blog of Sartorialist, but the general street look is certainly 10 to 15 percent more elegant than in any other country I have visited, including Italy. (About 50 countries altogether). I am Scandinavian myself. I love the lady in bottom phote right with the big pearls and skinny pants under the convent dress with the zipper.
There is enough good stuff for at least 2 pictures I think. I like especially the look of the girl on the right – this is a so called perfection in styling – love the coat, the gloves, the necklace and the shoes (altogether and separately).
first picture (sisters) – LOVE the contrast between the girls. i especially adore the sister on the right, and the deep burgundy colour of her fur vest. very luxe and practical! (and i am lusting for that chanel bag, its perfection).
second picture (friends) – this is pure victorian chic. i cannot rave enough about the silhouette of the coat on the girl on the right. i know its random, but i have never considered wearing jewellery on the OUTSIDE of a coat (statement piece or otherwise, not sure why!). im not sure if its my computer (or bad eyesight) but i love how her coat looks as if it fades from black up the top to navy blue (around where the coat opens on her legs).
I love everyone’s look, style, attitude, the individual pieces–but what I love most about the second photo of the friends is how they seem quite content together. They look very happy and very close, and I enjoy looking at that.
The second photo of the two friends really shows the power of the accessory. Though the woman on the left is taller and glows, my eye is drawn to the woman on the right, partly because she’s in the center of the frame, but largely due to her contrasting necklace, handbag and shoes. I’m lazy with accessories, but this image is a good reminder of how useful they can be.